Peanut Butter with UC + Protein Foods

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   Posted 11/24/2008 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   

Is there any harm in eating peanut butter.
I started going to GYM and i feel that I'm not getting enough proteins and fat.
I would like to know what are the best foods(including fruits ) that contains proteins, but doesn't create any trouble even during flareup's
Even I'm weighing very less and wondering how can i gain weight....

Your advises are highly appreciated

Thanks for all of u in advance..........

Mommy pooh
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   Posted 11/24/2008 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I eat whatever I want. I have never been able to find a link between certain foods and flares but I don't seem to flare as bad as some people and have only had two flares. I say, Yum to peanut butter and jelly! LOVE boiled peanuts too!!
  • 25 years old, married, Mommy to 22 mo. old 
  • Ulcerative Colitis since Sept. 2004
    • 1st flare Sept-Nov 2004
    • 2nd flare Aug. 2007-July 08 
  • Currently taking:75mg 6MP, 4 Lialda, Digestive Advantage Chrons/Colitis, Loestrin 24, and allergy shots once a month 
  • Past meds: Pred., Entocort, Dipentum, Asacol, and Canassa
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   Posted 11/24/2008 8:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I've started eating peanut butter so I can get some more calories, and I haven't had any problems with it.
Female, Age 20
9 Asacol, Rowasa, 1000 mg Canasa, Proctofoam, Rifaximin 2/day
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   Posted 11/24/2008 9:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I love peanut butter to help me with protein intake....but make sure it is the natural peanut butter. There is a lot of sugar in the Jif or Skippy.

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   Posted 11/25/2008 8:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Some people have food allergies or sensitivities to peanut products. If so, you can try other nut butters - almond, cashew, etc. Watch your fat intake with all of these. Although it's generally healthy fats, it can still add up quickly.

Your best protein sources are lean whitemeat chicken or turkey, lean beef and pork (if tolerated), fish, eggs, milk and cheese (if you tolerate dairy). I'd also suggest a high quality whey protein isolate or egg white protein shake mix.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Long-term remission with only minor blips.

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   Posted 11/25/2008 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   

I have UC and IBS and have been eating peanut butter nearly every day for years - usually on toast for breakfast.  I eat the lowfat because I am overweight but it does have more sugar so really a toss up.  I don't like the natural.  It is a good source of protein and has had no effect on my colon or stomach.


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New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
 Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only 2 cm. left to heal in rectum - going to try Proctofoam first.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
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   Posted 11/25/2008 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   
If it doesn't bother you than there should be no problem with you eating peanut butter. Personally, I can only eat smooth peanut butter. Even in Reese's peanut butter cups when there are very small bits of peanuts in it, my stomach hurts after eating just one little mini cup. And chunky peanut butter is out of the question. But I usually am okay if I eat a PB&J sandwich.

Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use...

Current Meds:
Lexapro 10mg, Azasan 100mg


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   Posted 11/25/2008 11:41 AM (GMT -7)   
peanut butter is a great way of getting extra protein.  Give it a shot for a few days and if no problems then continue it.  I eat it nearly every day mixed into oatmeal for breakfast.  I have found it even improved symptoms when flaring.
Currently in Remission since June 2008!!
High magnesium/ beta carotene diet
36 year old female with left-sided UC
lialda 1 pill  3 times/day
multi-vitamin 1/day
Digestive Advantage Colitis formula 1/day

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   Posted 11/25/2008 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
foods wouldn't harm unless you have an actually allergy or tolerance that causes damage (celiac)

Just eat....if you don't feel well from eating something...don't eat it.

princesa's suggestion of whey isolate protein wouldn't be a good one for me because of the extreme discomfort...wish I could take them, however.

But, meat proteins are your best well as eggs, cheese,tofu, etc.

*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec 2 or 3  +   1 or 2 Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls @ bedtime
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
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   Posted 11/25/2008 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I'd recommend trying a peatnut butter and banana sandwich. Yum!
UC - diagnosed Sep 2008 - Not seen GI since then...
Omeprazole 2 x 20mg
Prednisolone 5mg
Calcium (Adcal-D3) 3000mg
Mesalazine 8 x 500mg
Mesalazine foam enema
Multivitamins x 2
Omega 3
Probiotic (acidophilus)
Ferrous Sulphate 3 x 200mg

Unable to tolerate Paracetamol

Foods for me to avoid:
Any types of green leaf - big time.

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   Posted 11/25/2008 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I have peanut butter (sugarless) every morning for my protein, doesn't bother me at all, even when I am in a flare.
Dx:  UC Proctitis 2006 
Meds:  None so far. Garlic works to ease flares. My GI laughed when I told him and said it was just coincidence. 
Started Meds:  Apr 9 08 500mg 5ASA (salofalk) to ease flare, tapering, stopped. 
Diet:  Regular fresh garlic, Biobest yogurt daily, Omega 3 supplements, very limited junk food, carbs and processed food, low fat diet.  Lots of fresh fruit and veggies (limited potatoes). 
 Added: tumeric and probiotics.

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   Posted 11/25/2008 8:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been having peanut butter for the extra protein and i actually think that it helps somewhat with my UC....I like Skippy reduced fat version the best.....

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   Posted 11/25/2008 11:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Almond butter is also high in protien and has been shown to ease inflammation in the GI track...
Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
7 Pentasa per day (4/3)
Corti Foam p.m. 2X per week
Prebiotics and Probiotics, Bowel Soother, Fish Oil, Calcium, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Trying to reduce sugar in my diet but cannot tolerate artificial sweetners
I excersice daily
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!

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   Posted 11/26/2008 12:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Best thing to do is a food diary...peanut butter, fish, chicken are all great sources of protien, personally I only eat organic peanut butter because it does not have any sugar or anything added to it, almond butter is also a great source as mentioned above. Avocados are also very healthy and have lots of good fat so they can likely help you gain weight as well.

I think it's great that you're looking to eat healthy and work out, too many people don't work out regularly and it's not good to avoid exercise/physical activities on a regular basis.

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   Posted 11/27/2008 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   

I too love peanut butter, have to admit though, I don't eat it as often as I would like.   Good food for protein is salmon (they also have salmon burgers) Walnuts are very high in protein and they are also yummy. 


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   Posted 11/27/2008 8:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Pancake1 said...
I too love peanut butter, have to admit though, I don't eat it as often as I would like. Good food for protein is salmon (they also have salmon burgers) Walnuts are very high in protein and they are also yummy.

salmon is a great part of my diet, it has always done me well.
Peter, 21. Puerto Rico
DX: Ulcerative Colitis as of 06/05
Remissions: Remission: 01/06 till 10/08
Current Treament: Asacol 2400 MG 2X daily, Rowassa nightly, 1MG Folic Acid, 40 MG Prednisone, Remicade, New ChapterĀ® Multivitamin, New ChapterĀ® All-Flora Probiotics, Dolomite Calcium Supplement
Status: Flare!!!!!!!!

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   Posted 9/17/2013 10:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I have never had a problem with peanut butter, even during flare-ups when I have to watch what I eat. Sometimes in place of a chocolate fix, or if Im craving something fudgey, I'll eat a spoonful of natural peanut butter instead. I have to avoid actual peanuts or crunchy peanut butter during a flare-up though.
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